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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    There is nothing there.
    Only a fool would go.



    I am sure that many people said the same thing to Columbus.

    No guts, no glory.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Not sure about a one way trip, but we could definitely get there and come back.

    The biggest problem would be food and water, obviously. It would take some great tech advances, but hell, we went to the moon in under a decade. I believe we as a species have the grasp to do this within a reasonable amount of time.
    It's all about having the will to do this though, that's the big challenge.



    That's it in a nutshell.

    We have the ability, but do we have the will and the desire to do this?

    I believe that some [people do and some people will be 'left behind'.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    We might have the tech but we don't have a planet that can be colonized. Mars is dead and has been for a billion years. It is too far from the sun, its atmosphere has been mostly lost into space. We would be better off planning a trip to the nearest Star with a suitable planet.



    Totally wrong for more reasons than I have time to lay out here.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I see hype and little follow-through. What we have is a 35 year old promising the sky (even a television show), beyond what the most successful private and state attempts at space exploration are willing to attempt, with no explanation as to how they would accomplish this scheme. On top of that, they may have to fundraise up to 1 trillion dollars, an investment that would ordinarily strike as beyond ridiculous.



    You don't know what you are talking about.

    This is not 'Mission Impossible'

    It is a very doable project, but it will take a lot of hard work (Which some people can't handle.).

    Do a little research.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    There is nothing there.
    That is an honest and accurate statement.
    The only thing that can be said for mars is that it is not here. You would need to bring everything with you to live, food, water, air, fuel, shielding from radiation, cosmic dust and micro meteorites.
    "Terraforming " is an entertaining sci-fi pipe dream... virtually impossible.



    Nothing is impossible except for those who have no dreams.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    It will require terraforming and those who say "there is nothing there" are getting their opinions© from ? Sheer negativity I think.

    This is for the bravest, boldest and most visionary. For most, a day without "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" is a hardship condition.



    Correct,no one is going to be drafted and sent to Mars.

    Only the most capable, well trained, volunteers will go.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Why?


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    Maybe because she has the vision that a lot of people on this planet lack.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    It's for the survival of humanity! Our eventual salvation lies in expanding beyond the Earth, and eventually beyond the solar system. Only then will we be able to truly ensure our civilisation lasts.



    This is one of the best reasons for doing this.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Yes; but something would have to happen to my wife for me to go off on a suicide mission.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Think of living the rest of your life in a mobile home in the middle of the most horrible desolate and hot region on earth that you never, ever can leave. It's worse on Mars.

    Any time they have tried to have humans in a small group live in a small space (cave, arboretum), they all quit within weeks
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